Senior Corps?

So I’m Traveling at the Speed of Bike home from a doctor’s office and Home Depot yesterday, la la la, with my handlebar tassels and lemongrass plants blowing in the wind, and I’m wondering the obvious again: “What’s next? How can I use this time to share my skills, learn new things that could be helpful in a world-in-crisis now and in the future, and help others?”

A quick search online brings me to the Senior Corps website, and a quick search there takes me to a call for volunteers at the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). I send the following email to the contact person. I know one thing leads to another. We’ll see where the road takes me next.

Hi. I’m a Peace Corps Invitee who was supposed to leave for Uganda last week but am delayed until August 2021 due to COVID-19. I am looking for other ways to serve and I see ARC listed on the Senior Corps site in relation to the Metro Atlanta RSVP program, which I understand is a chapter of the one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over where seniors can use the skills and talents we’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities. I am a League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor and a seasoned organic gardener. Are there ways I can help? Thanks.

Trust the journey,
Pattie Baker


P.S. I’ve already taught a class for Seniors on Trikes for the City of Decatur, and templated it for use by anyone anywhere. (If interested, see PDF here.)